The Game On Advantage
Author: Dr. Monroe Elkin, BS PHARM., DMD
Why Your Daughter Needs a Mouthguard for Flag Football
Flag football is quickly becoming one of the most exciting sports for children and teenage girls. One of the draws of the sport is the relative safety compared to traditional American football, or tackle football. Your player doesn’t need a helmet, shoulder pads, or shin pads to play flag football. However, there is still the potential for your young athlete to incur an injury while playing flag football, and that’s why it’s essential that you have her wear the best mouthguard for girls’ flag football—the Game On mouthguard for girls’ flag football.
There is always some level of risk when your child or teen participates in organized sports. In fact, of the more than 30 million youth who participate in organized sports each year in the US, more than 3.5 million end up with some type of sports-related injury. Actually, nearly one-third of all childhood injuries that are sustained during the childhood years happen when youth are playing sports. Of course, most of the damage is incurred by youth playing high-impact sports like wrestling, football, lacrosse, or hockey, there are still plenty of wounds happening to other sports participants. A good portion of these injuries are dental in nature.
Even though flag football does not involve direct contact with the head or face as part of the sport, your daughter could easily end up with a stray elbow or knee to their face. Also, even though it’s not a tackle sport, there are situations where your athlete may end up with their face in the dirt. Any of these accidents could result in a chipped tooth, a loose tooth, or a tooth that gets shoved up into their gums—all of which are unfortunate and painful injuries. In addition to direct dental injuries, a blow to the face or head could result in lacerations to the soft tissue, such as the cheeks, lips, or tongue, from your player’s teeth, especially if she has traditional metal braces.
In fact, flag football players with braces are especially in need of a mouthguard due to the ease with which the wires and metal brackets can cause painful, bloody soft-tissue injuries. In addition to harm to your child, their orthodontic gear could be damaged if an especially serious accident occurs. This can be an expensive reminder that your athlete should have been wearing a mouthguard all along. If there is a serious enough wound, your daughter’s orthodontic treatment could be interrupted and prolonged.
Thankfully, the potential for your athlete to sustain injuries is no reason to keep them from playing flag football. Instead, you can protect their teeth and mouth (and orthodontic gear) by making sure they wear the best mouthguard for youth flag football—the Game On mouthguard for youth flag football.
Why is Game On the best mouthguard for youth flag football?
The most important quality in a mouthguard for youth flag football, according to both sports and dental experts, is that it is custom-fit to your athlete’s bite. It can be hard to find a sports mouthguard that can be customized to fit your youth’s teeth if she wears braces, but the Game On protective mouthguard was designed with the help of dental professionals specifically to be worn by either players with or without braces. Not only that, but the Game On mouthguard is the only one on the market that can be remolded as many times as necessary. This means your daughter doesn’t need to purchase a new mouthguard every time her teeth shift or when she gets her braces removed.
The Game On mouthguard for girls’ flag football is made with our patented VistaMaxx material, which is key because it’s both tough enough to provide premium dental protection during games and practices and soft and flexible enough to be comfortable for your child to wear. One thing is for sure—if her mouthguard is not comfortable, your player is not likely to wear it at all times like she should.
Because athletes come in all sizes, our Game On mouthguards for girls’ flag football come in both regular and petite sizes. No matter what size your player’s mouth is, there is a Game On mouthguard that will fit them. And they are easy to adjust. If the mouthguard you order is a bit too large, you can cut off any excess material at the back. If it’s just a bit short, you can stretch the material back to cover your athlete’s back teeth while she’s molding it to her bite.
Game On mouthguards come in a wide range of colors so your athlete can be stylish as well as safe and protected. Whether they want a mouthguard in their favorite color or one to match the team’s colors, there will be one for her in our large selection. She can also have her name, number, or team name printed on the mouthguard.
Where can I purchase the Game On mouthguard for girls’ flag football?
The Game On mouthguard is the best one for your girls’ flag football player, and the American Dental Association would agree. They accepted our protective Game On sports mouthguard first. Order the best mouthguard for girls’ flag football online today and feel confident that your daughter’s teeth are protected when they play.